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23 Vintage Sewing Projects and Patterns

By: Katherine Filippo, Editor for AllFreeSewing
Updated July 19, 2019

VintageVintage sewing projects and patterns are a wonderful way to channel the style of another era into your own life.  If you are looking for the definition of vintage it will be hard to find an exact answer, because it's really up to you to decide! The vintage look is a creative design inspiration that harkens back to older times. Take a look at these vintage style projects to find your own inspiration. Whether you are going for a romantic style or a funkier whimsical look, there are plenty of options to choose from. Use these 23 vintage sewing projects and patterns to update your wardrobe, accessorize your outfits and decorate your home.  Find your inner fashionista with these vintage clothing patterns for women, great for everyday wear or dressing up. Don't forget to complete your outfits with classy accessories that everyone will compliment. Also, make sure to add some everyday elegance to your home with these bedroom and kitchen vintage sewing projects and patterns that will take your home decor from boring to stylish. You'll definitely love these DIY vintage style sewing projects, the hardest part is picking which one to make first!

23 Vintage Sewing Projects and Patterns

Table of Contents

Vintage Clothing Patterns

Vintage Accessories

Vintage Bedroom Decor

Vintage Kitchen Patterns

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Vintage Clothing Patterns 

The vintage trend is big right now in fashion so express your style with these free vintage sewing patterns. Whether you are looking for a skirt, shirt or even shorts here are some vintage inspired looks that you will love. Don't forget to complete your look with a Mad Men style updo and some red lips!

Polka Dot Skirt

  1. Polka Dot Skirt
  2. Cap Sleeve Blouse
  3. Peter Pan Collar
  4. The Notebook-Inspired Vintage Dress (NEW!)
  5. DIY Pleated Shorts
  6. The Day Date Dress (NEW!)


Vintage Accessories

Now that you used the vintage sewing projects and patterns to update your wardrobe you have to check out these cute vintage sewing patterns! No outfit is complete with a great purse, scarf, piece of jewelry or vintage hat pattern

Rope Handbag

  1. All the Trimmings Scarf
  2. The Eddie Cap 
  3. Rope Handbag
  4. DIY Leather Bow Cuff
  5. Retro DIY Belt (NEW!)
  6. Vintage Rose Frame Purse (NEW!)

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Vintage Bedroom Decor

Surround yourself with vintage style with these easy sewing tutorials for your bedroom. You won't be able to resist these vintage sewing projects and patterns that instantly give your bedroom vintage charm. You won't ever want to get out of bed!

  1. Vintage Love Pillow
  2. Touch of Downton Pillow (NEW!)
  3. "You Set Me Free" Hoop Art
  4. Pillowcases with Ruffles and Appliques


Vintage Kitchen Patterns

Don't forget to decorate your kitchen as well! Whip up some of grandma's homemade recipes with these cute vintage sewing projects. Your guests will love how your dinner parties have a vintage vibe. 

Easy Ruffle Apron

  1. Easy Ruffle Apron
  2. Retro Potholder
  3. Ruffle Coasters
  4. Vintage Embroidered Thanksgiving Bread Cloth (NEW!)
  5. Beginner's Vintage Apron (NEW!)





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